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I rescued a couple cats almost a year ago. One is doing great. Heís about 5. The other one was a kitten and ended up dying of intestinal issues in November. I adopted another kitten from the same rescue a few weeks ago. Iím worried the same issue is happening. The kitten is not putting on weight. He is 8 months old and he is small. Iím feeding him two cans of wet food a day. He is constantly meowing but besides that is very active. Iím just frustrated that this rescue seems to be giving me sick cats. They are super nice to us though. What should I do? My mom doesnít seem to think thereís a problem. Yet she didnít think there was an issue with the last cat until he was a couple weeks from dying. Should I contact the rescue about him?
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A call to the rescue sounds like a good idea. Maybe the younger one needs to see the vet? I'd be concerned about an 8 month old eating two cans of food a day not gaining weight.

Since we have no way of knowing what kind of history feral rescues have they can have a host of health problems. I had one who never got to be any bigger than about a six month old kitten would be. He was a tiny little thing with a host of health problems.

Could the younger one be calling trying to find you? My most recent rescue turned out to be deaf. If she can't find me in the house she howls until she finds me. Maybe your little one is feeling insecure?

Good luck to you. Thank you for adopting rescues!
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I think the first thing to do is to take him to the vet if you haven't already. It's not really the rescue's fault if they rehome a kitten they believe is healthy, only for the kitten to develop health problems later.

The point where I'd be saying contact the rescue is if they knowingly rehomed a sick pet to someone, for example my mum took a elderly cat on from a rescue and he was known before adoption to have problems with his back legs, tests and scans showed his spine was crushing itself and from the severity of it the rescue Mum got him from knew something was wrong with his back legs but rehomed him without finding out what the problem actually was.
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After reading Whisphershadow's post I I agree. Take the kitten to the vet to see if there is anything wrong. You could then let the rescue know just for their information in the future. My first step any time I bring home a rescue is to take them to the vet for a full check up to be sure they are healthy.

My first reply assumed (and we all know about assuming, right?) was that the rescue group already had the kitten vetted.
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